Autodesk takes BIM to the clouds
Autodesk’s new BIM 360 software uses cloud services to allow anytime, anywhere access to BIM project information.
Autodesk BIM 360 works with Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions for design, construction and operations including the Autodesk Building Design Suite and Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite. It is an intelligent 3D model–based process that provides insight for creating and managing building and civil infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact.
"Cloud-connected workflows are giving our customers worldwide a better way to work with colleagues across their organisations and with business partners, clients and stakeholders,” said Amar Hanspal, Autodesk senior vice president, information modeling products. "Autodesk BIM 360, the next generation of BIM, will revolutionise the way building and infrastructure owners, designers, engineers and contractors create, share and use project information."
Autodesk recently announced the acquisition of Vela Systems, a provider of cloud and mobile field management software for the construction industry. The combination of the Vela technology with Autodesk BIM 360 will bring the BIM process to the project site, Autodesk said, helping contractors to automate field processes such as quality, safety and commissioning checklists and distribution of plans and drawings.
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This article was published on 26 Jul 2012 (last updated on 26 Jul 2012).